A few years ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing bestselling Australian author Morris Gleitzman. While he is well known for his humourous children's books, it was the book Once that got my attention. Once is the incredibly moving fictional journey of a boy, named Felix, during the Holocaust. Once was followed by Then, Now and After.
If you are in Hong Kong, Gleitzman is leading a number of interactive sessions for children as part of the Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival 2014.
His books are yet another great way for Hong Kong students to be exposed to the lessons learned from the Holocaust.
As for his festival appearance, on March 16- 17, it is a wonderful opportunity for students to be inspired and to learn to draw on their own personal experiences to begin writing.
(Photos courtesy of the Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival)